Oklahoma State 14, Texas 6 — Tyrone Swoopes, nice to see you again. The former starting quarterback rumbled for 12 yards on a third-and-1. But it was a tough quarter for Poona Ford, who missed a sack (so did Bryce Cottrell) on OSU’s first touchdown play. On the next drive, a roughing the passer penalty against Ford put the Cowboys at the 4-yard line. It was a nice bounce back effort for Nick Rose, who made field goals of 41 and 46 yards for Texas’ only points. As Rose jogged onto the field, he was greeted by a soft applause, an acknowledgement that his missed extra point last week has been forgiven.
OSU: Brandon Sheperd 17-yard TD pass from Mason Rudolph (Ben Grogan PAT), 10:59
The drive: 9 plays, 69 yards, 2:27
Key play: On third-and-8 at the 50, an OSU incompletion turned into a first down thanks to a defensive holding penalty.
UT: Nick Rose 41-yard FG, 8:50
The drive: 5 plays, 52 yards, 2:04
Key play: A 47-yard pass to Marcus Johnson set Texas up in field goal position.
OSU: J.W. Walsh 4-yard TD run (Grogan kick), 7:23
The drive: 5 plays, 75 yards, 1:27
Key play: Texas surrendered 46 yards on one play, a 31-yard pass to Jhajuan Seales plus a 15-yard roughing the passer call on Poona Ford.
UT: Rose 46-yard FG, :52
The drive: 13 plays, 46 yards, 6:26
Key play: A third-and-1 play from OSU’s 31 was the first appearance by Tyrone Swoopes, whose 12-yard run set Texas up inside the red zone.
Halftime. Texas 20, Oklahoma State 17 — More Swoopes. This time he entered twice on the same series, both on fourth downs, and gained 16 and 7 yards (touchdown). Johnathan Gray had a 42-yard run on the drive, as well. OSU quarterback Mason Rudolph delivered Texas a present when he lost control of the ball on a drop back, which led to Hassan Ridgeway’s 33-yard scoop-and-score. Kris Boyd won’t be happy with Paul Boyette, whose roughing the passer penalty negated what should’ve been Boyd’s first career interception. Fans strongly disapproved of the penalty. Texas incurred nine penalties in the half.
UT: Hassan Ridgeway 33-yard fumble return TD (Rose PAT), 14:25
OSU: Grogan 34-yard FG, 9:23
The drive: 12 plays, 58 yards, 5:02
Key play: It could have been Jason Hall’s failure to handle a tip drill interception, but we’ll go with Paul Boyette Jr.’s roughing the passer penalty that did nullify Kris Boyd’s pick and return to midfield.
UT: Tyrone Swoopes 7-yard TD run (Rose PAT), 5:02
The drive: 12 plays, 97 yards, 4:16
Key play: Texas turned to Swoopes twice on fourth downs in the drive, the second being the 7-yard score on a fourth-and-2.
Texas 27, Oklahoma State 24 — A trick play resulted in a touchdown that didn’t count. Receiver Marcus Johnson stood just a tad over the line when he flung a deep ball to John Burt that nearly resulted in a 53-yard score. Johnson erred again when a drop on third down landed in the hands of OSU’s Seth Jacobs. Daje Johnson’s first punt return since the Rice game netted 23 yards. He didn’t get a chance to return a punt or a kick last week because Cal kicked away from him. Prior to Holton Hill’s pick-six, OSU was 8 of 11 on third downs.
OSU: Jeremy Seaton 1-yard TD pass from Walsh (Grogan PAT), 8:12
The drive: 13 plays, 98 yards, 4:58
Key play: On a third-and-7 from their own endzone, the Cowboys completed a 25-yard slant pass out to the 30.
UT: Holton Hill 41-yard interception return TD (Rose PAT), 1:34
Key play: Two things went into that score. Mason Rudolph’s pass was high, and Hill cheated on the ball by leaving his own receiver to get into position.
Final. Oklahoma State 30, Texas 27 — Unlike last week, there was no explosion of points for the Longhorns’ offense; Texas led 27-24 after three quarters, then was blanked in the fourth. But just like last week, this one ended in heartbreak courtesy of the kicking game, thanks to a botched punt snap by Michael Dickson, whose awkward left-legged effort went only 10 yards and gift-wrapped the game to the Cowboys, who took over at Texas’ 18 with 36 seconds to go, needing only a field goal. That just about did it.
OSU: Grogan 41-yard FG, 1:33
The drive: 5 plays, 27 yards, 2:30
Key play: A nice stop for no gain turned into a nightmare for Texas, as defensive tackle Poona Ford was called for holding (10 yards) and then Charlie Strong was flagged for unsportsmanlike conduct while complaining from the sideline (15 yards). That 25-yard turn of events placed OSU at Texas’ 19.
OSU: Grogan 40-yard FG, :6
The drive: 2 plays, -4 yards, :30
Key play: In reality, the key play was the one that set up the game-winning drive — Michael Dickson’s 10-yard punt after a bumbled snap gave OSU the ball at Texas’ 18-yard line with 36 seconds left.
First Downs: Oklahoma St. 27, Texas 11. Rushes-yards: Oklahoma St. 46-103, Texas 42-171. Passing: Oklahoma St. 292, Texas 119. Comp-Att-Int: Oklahoma St. 24-36-2, Texas 9-17-1. Return Yards: Oklahoma St. 2, Texas 240. Punts-Avg.: Oklahoma St. 5-38.8, Texas 7-40.3. Fumbles-Lost: Oklahoma St. 1-1, Texas 1-0. Penalties-Yards: Oklahoma St. 7-40, Texas 16-128. Time of Possession: Oklahoma St. 34:07, Texas 25:53.
PASSING: Oklahoma State, Rudolph 22-34-2-290, Walsh 2-2-0-2. Texas, Heard 9-17-1-119.
RUSHING: Oklahoma State, Childs 21-54, Carson 12-39, Walsh 4-27, Sheperd 2-13, Carr 1-2, Rudolph 6-minus 32. Texas, Gray 11-55, Heard 19-48, Swoopes 3-35, D. Foreman 7-15, McNeal 1-9, D. Johnson 1-9.
RECEIVING: Oklahoma State, Sheperd 5-43, Ateman 4-69, Washington 4-42, Jarwin 3-41, Glidden 3-41, Seales 2-47, Hays 2-8, Seaton 1-1. Texas, M.Johnson 2-50, D. Foreman 2-20, D. Johnson 2-6, Bluiett 1-29, A. Foreman 1-10, Burt 1-4.